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My name is Michael (Adam) Assenberg, pronounced (ACE-N-BERG).
The year 1985 changed my life forever. I was working as a security guard, saving money so I could afford to go to the L.A. Police Academy. But that was to never be — as I was attacked on the job, as I was guarding a mine in Corona, California.
Some crooks wanted to steal dynamite, and I got in their way. For doing so, I was attacked with a baseball bat, pushed 15 feet off a bridge onto boulders, and left for dead.
It has taken me over 25 years to get back to where I could once more protect the public. During that time, I have been a patient using cannabis. I was run out of public housing for being a legal medical marijuana patient. I took my fight to court, serving as my own lawyer.
I used to run a public access radio show called, “Marijuana Fact or Fiction,” where I had doctors, former law enforcement and many others guest experts on my show. It was during this time that I dug heavily into both state and federal law in my efforts to find a way of fighting a federal government gone crazy.
Over the years, I have found many medical marijuana dispensaries that were doing right by patients, but also many that were selling marijuana with mold, or other issues. I have also witnessed law enforcement gone wild with dispensary raids. In 2011, I decided to open my own dispensary, Compassion 4 Patients, to “set a trap” for the feds.
Instead of the feds raiding me, the local sheriff (Brett Myers) fell into my “trap,” and on January 4, 2013, I won my case. I went back to court the following week, and got the Judge to order the sheriff to return my cannabis and everything else taken in the raid.
During my fight in court, I discovered that a sheriff has the legal power to arrest DEA agents, but this is not done due to our system of ‘Policing for Profit’.
It is time for the local sheriff to once again be an “oath keeper” to the people that place him/her in office, instead of working for a federal system that is under the control of big business.
As sheriff, I would arrest DEA agents that violated the rights of patients and providers. I will focus on property crimes. People living in apartment buildings tell me that often “landlords” do nothing about troublemakers because those landlords want to keep their units full, so the “all mighty dollar” can be made.
As sheriff, I would push to have these types of apartments listed as “nuisance property”, blocking the landlord from making his money until he took care of the trouble.
I would also see to it that records of your tax moneys were kept, to show where your money was being spent. And, I would hold public meetings once a month to stay on top of any trouble spots.
I am just one man. But if all of us reading this just stand united behind these issues, what a force for change we could make.
Because of my false arrest, I have a case pending in the court system for six million dollars. Only part of the lawsuit is for the raid; the other part of the lawsuit is for violating my right to address my first line of government when my State rights were violated.
Here is the letter telling me that I could NOT ask the county why a state sheriff can use tax money to violate my rights under I-692.
You will note in the letter that the people running my county would not honor my question, and would even use the same sheriff who attacked me to block my right to speak at an open meeting.
Or call me at 509-288-4799.
Veteran Hempfester seeks donations, plans ahead for next year’s cannabis festival — Seattle’s is the largest Hempfest in the country with more than 250,000 attendees.
“She was living in a single room with three other individuals. One of them was a male and the other two, well, the other two were females. God only know what they were up to in there. and furthermore Susan, I wouldn’t be the least bit surprised to learn that all four of them hibitually smoked marijuana cigarettes… reefers”
I smoke two joints in the morning.
I smoke two joints at night.
I smoke two joints in the afternoon, it makes me feel alright
I smoke two joints in time of peace, and two in time of war
I smoke two joints before I smoke two joints,
and then I smoke two more
Smoked cigarettes ’til the day she died, toke a big spliff of some good sensimillia smoked cigarettes ’til the day she died toke a big spliff of some good sensamill…” “Easy-E were ya ever caught slippin’ Hell no!
Daddy he once told me “son you be hard workin’ man” and Mamma she once told me “son you do the best you can”
but then one day i met a man who came to me and said
i’ve worked good
and i’ve worked fine
but first take care of head
By Little Sweetwater
I am a professional in the medical field. I make $32 an hour, and I am 63 years-old. The state where I live – Wyoming — still believes marijuana should remain illegal, is bad for you, will make you insane, good-for-nothing, and anyone who uses it should go to jail.
Most people around here have not seen the little girl with epilepsy, with constant fits, fighting for her life. They have not seen that same little girl now almost seizure-free because of medical marijuana.
Weed has changed her life, as well as everyone around her! I find it wonderful that she doesn’t have to take two handfuls of pills anymore, the manmade chemical compounds which have numerous side effects and contraindications.
I find it amazing that people are so willing to condemn the parents for giving their child cannabis. Would they feel the same if it were their own son or daughter going through hell? Personally, I opt for a natural substance with proven qualities; it’s too bad they can’t experience the difference. I did.
Two years ago, I had breast cancer — surgery, chemo, radiation, the whole 9 yards. Me, and more than a million other men and women. My pain was pretty well controlled with Advil, or in my case an Advil clone that I chose for the price.
My nausea — Oh Boy! You don’t know puking! We started with Compazine, oh no–we won’t even discuss that med. Zofran, ok, that was my friend, when it worked. I am not a good pill-taker, and sometimes I would gag on the pill I was trying to swallow for my nausea.
So, I decided it was easier to throw up a few time a day than swallow that pill. Besides, I like to have a drink in the evenings, since I don’t have marijuana access, and I didn’t want the side effects of the medicine on my liver and kidneys.
Chemo was bad enough. Before one of my 4 hour oncology visits, I saw an “older” woman, (ha, my age), smoking a pipe. I went over and asked her if I could “visit”.
She let me in her car and for the next 15 minutes before our IV session, she told me about the effects of weed on nausea and how it has helped her. She gave me a small amount and a pipe to try when I got home. I was very nervous about it, because of my job.
Always, without fail, I would have to pull over and puke 45 minutes into my 1 1/2 hour trip, and again within a few hours of being home. That day was the same. When I got home, I put a hit in the pipe to get it ready when the nausea butterflies struck.
The wait was only 3 hours. After I took the hit of weed, I just waited for the puking to begin. After a couple of minutes, I knew it wasn’t going to. Wow, nice! I had no more nausea for the next 7 hours.
Weed was my recourse for the next 3 days to control my vomiting. I no longer had dry heaves before breakfast for 3 days! It really messed with my diet plan, since it stopped my after breakfast puking. I did lose 15 pounds from puking, though…
We both finished chemo and radiation, but we didn’t keep in touch. I still have episodes of nausea, and wish I could have some marijuana when I need to control it. I sincerely hope in my lifetime that our state will allow the legalization of marijuana.
Marijuana works for nausea! I know that it works, because I did the experiment myself.
By Pebbles Trippet
Marijuana legalization is dangerous. It will make us a threat to our government. Or so we are told.
But according to Jeffrey Miron, Harvard University, it costs close to $20 billion annually to outlaw marijuana. The country could not only save that by ending marijuana prohibition, but could also reduce prisoner populations, which are alarming and climbing : 1.5 million in China, 2 million in the US. There has been an 80% increase in US federal prisoners since 1970, caused by mandatory sentencing laws, not higher crime rates.
Attorney General Eric Holder’s statement about reforming drug policy, expected this week, may include giving judges discretion in applying mandatory minimum sentences and perhaps further reducing the shockingly racist and disproportionate sentencing guidelines for powder cocaine vs crack cocaine. These are obvious long overdue reforms, and would result in releasing a fraction of prisoners, largely the poor and people of color, but it is not enough.
These reforms are piecemeal, and do not come from an enlightened government that wants to admit its culpability in a 40-year long unpopular drug war, but rather from dangerous incarceration consequences of a bloated prison system largely stemming from “drug crimes”.
So many bodies locked in cages piling on top of each other under tortuous conditions has led to the current hunger strike in California prisons, with many prisoners feeling they have nothing to lose if they die from taking a stand. This heartbreaking situation makes me yearn for the days of public stockades where people faced their accusers and public scorn one on one. Now millions of prisoners are locked away in cages, like dungeons, based on their drug stash.
Out of sight, out of mind will never bring justice.
The entire drug war needs to be rethought, reversed & renounced by policy visionaries who assess drug issues from a medical, rather than a criminal perspective. Marijuana should be removed from Schedule I of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act (“no medical purposes”), with prescription access and research approval restored. Cannabis prohibition should be repealed altogether with police priorities shifted away from non-violent to violent crime.
There has been a definitive cultural shift in the past couple of years, where the popular majority in poll after poll is embracing reasonable regulation to replace marijuana prohibition. Imagine that.
My love affair with hemp has become a revolution!
Industrial Hemp is growing in Colorado right now. History is being made, and it started with the legalization of industrial hemp here in Colorado. Jason Lauve authored the industrial hemp remediation pilot program bill, HB12-1099, that passed last year, and initiated the industrial hemp regulations bill, SB13-241, that passed this year unanimously and was signed into law by Governor Hickenlooper, May 28th, 2013.
4 inches and 4 feet
Jason Lauve likes to say about the hemp plant, “You’d have to roll a joint the size of a telephone pole and smoke the entire thing in 5 minutes in order to feel any kind of high. And, even then, you’d have such a headache you’d never ever want to do that again!” I have to laugh at this, but it’s relevant, most people in our country don’t know what the hemp plant is, or more importantly, what it can do. The hemp plant is totally distinct from the medical cannabis plant. Hemp is four inches apart and medical cannabis is four feet apart, (farmers get it).
The cultivars are the varieties of this plant, and each has benefits for different industries. It’s magical when you start to learn how we can and will benefit from industrial hemp being legalized. The verticals span use in categories of filters, foods, fabrics and fuel—it’s truly massive and there are benefits that will touch every aspect of our lives from health, environment/ecology, and the economy.
There are a few factors that need to be addressed before Colorado goes into full production. Currently farmers are learning about the cultivars, (varieties) of hemp, to provide the value added products processors desire, such as good tasting seed oil; long fibers; large amounts of hurd, etc. The supply of seed to grow crops is the foundation, without the seed stock nothing gets planted. It will take a few seasons to produce enough seed to address demand, which can happen simultaneously while farmers learn about the cultivars.
It’s hard to believe, we are the biggest consumers of hemp in the U.S., yet it hasn’t been legal to grow and produce here until now.
Catch the Vision!
The industry has to begin somewhere. We want people to have access to this experientially, so Jason Lauve and I decided to launch the industry with a project called Team Hemp House. Team Hemp House is a way for everyone community-wide to catch the vision of what this amazing plant can do. This project provides a demonstration house to launch hemp into the construction and building industry illustrating its many benefits, as well as showcasing multi-faceted ways to use hemp other aspects of our lives by using hemp construction – from foundations to furnishings including the: walls, floors, roof, counters, curtains, tiles, couches, chairs, tables, rugs, bedding, towels, soap, and food on the table.
It’s time to bring back opportunities for us to connect as a community, and support each other with information and resources. People have more access to information then ever, yet so many of us are disconnected and isolated. We have the opportunity to impact every aspect of our lives with industrial hemp. It’s been over sixty years since we’ve grown this plant in the U.S. We want to make it as easy as possible to be inspired and know how you can jump into this revolution! The time is now.
News worth inhaling: The Marijuana Business Association, a business trade organization serving the $50 Billion emerging legal Marijuana Industry, debuted its daily executive news service: MJ Headline News, http://www.mjheadlinenews.com/